Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) Program

Qatar Finance and Business Academy is pleased to launch a program Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)


The Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist® (CAMS) examination rigorously tests for aptitude and expertise in anti-money laundering detection, prevention and enforcement. The designation maintains the highest standards of integrity in the field. Each person who passes the exam becomes a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a title that identifies him or her as an expert in the field. This Credential is considered the gold standard in AML certifications by financial institutions and governments worldwide.

CAMS strengthens your core capacity for detecting and combating money laundering, enabling you to better protect your institution. The decision to pursue the credential is proof of your commitment to the profession. It keeps you on top of new developments in the field and shows regulators and examiners that you and your employer are serious about combating financial crime.

Earning CAMS Certification provides clear evidence of your commitment to the industry and instantly sets you apart from your noncertified counterparts as a true industry expert and leader in the field. AML professionals who earn the CAMS designation position themselves to be leaders in the industry, experience professional growth and add significant value to their institutions. The CAMS designation is frequently listed in job postings as a preferred option, and many top spots even require CAMS. From an enterprise-level, the CAMS credential upgrades your staff’s skill set and helps safeguard your institution by demonstrating to examiners that your department has specialised knowledge in the AML field.

Duration of the training program: 6 days
The period starts from Saturday to Thursday.
Date: 21-26 August 2021
Distributed as follows:
* Saturday (8:00 AM - 3:30 PM)
* Sunday to Thursday (8:00 AM - 2:30 PM)
Program Fees
  1. Early Registration (7 – 20 July 2021): 7,425 QAR
  2. Regular Registration (21 July – 4 August 2021): 8,250 QAR (upon availability Seats).
  3. Late Registration(5 – 18 August 2021): 9,075 QAR (upon availability Seats).
Terms and Conditions
  1. To obtain a certificate of attendance for the training program, attendance must not be less than 80%.
  2. Due to limited seats, and in order to provide the greatest possible opportunity, the seat remains available to others until receipt of payment from you is received.
  3. The Academy reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the training program or change the instructor according to any evolution related to the Corona pandemic or according to circumstances beyond its control.
  1. How many days is the program?
    • 6 days.
  2. How many hours?
    • 40 hours.
  3. When is this program going to start?
    • 21st to 26th of August (from Saturday to Thursday).
  4. Time of the Course?
    • 8.00 AM to 3.30 PM (Saturday).
    • 8.00 AM to 2.30 PM (Sunday to Thursday).
  5. How much is the program fees?
    • Early Registration (7 – 20 July 2021): 7,425 QAR.
    • Regular Registration (21 July – 4 August 2021): 8,250 QAR (upon availability Seats).
    • Late Registration: (5 August – 18 August 2021): 9,075 QAR (upon availability Seats).
  6. Study Book?
    • CAMS Study Book Version 6 (book will be given).
  7. Do you provide the exam in QFBA?
    • No, it should be done online through ACAMS website itself to register for the exam.
  8. Do you provide Mock Exams?
    • Yes, at the end of the course there will be a Final Practice Exam and it consists of 120questions (Multiple choice) and multiple selection questions.
  9. How many Hours is the exam?
    • 3.5 hours to complete the exam.
  10. How the course is assessed?
    • This course consists of 5 modules:
    • Module 1: Money Laundering Risks and Methods
    • Module 2: International Standards of Money Laundering Compliance.
    • Module 3: Money Laundering Compliance Program.
    • Module 4: Conducting or Supporting the Investigation Process.
    • Module 5: CAMS Full Practice Questions Exam.
  11. Is there any requirement before joining the course?
    • You should have a minimum of 40 qualifying credits based on education, other professional certification and professional experience in the anti-money laundering field,in addition to providing 3 references.
    • Professional experience limited to 3 years
    • According to education (associate degree 10 credits, bachelor’s degree 20 credits, Master’s degree/PHD/JD (Juris Doctor or equivalent)
  12. ACAMS Eligibility Requirements:
    • 40 credits are required in order to be eligible to sit for the ACAMS exam.
    • Eligibility is weighted by:
      • Professional Experience
      • Professional certifications (financial related)
    • Includes certifications such as CPA, CPP, CRCM, CFE, CPE, NASD Series, etc. The certification program must include a minimum of eight hours of instruction and a certification exam
      • Education & Training
      • Hours of attendance at a live or online training event on the topic of money laundering (i.e. seminar, conference or webinar).
  13. Who is the instructor for ACAMS course and what is his nationality?
    • Nashaat Jaber (Egyptian)
  14. Do you offer ACAMS in Arabic Language?
    • Yes we do.
  15. Will you provide ACAMS program in Arabic in the future?
    • Yes, based on request (in such that it will taught in Arabic but then the exam will be English) (note: there is no exam in English because it is an International Certificate)
  16. Do you offer evening classes for ACAMS program?
    • Yes, based on requests of people we can arrange to open evening classes.
  17. Is the ACAMS program certified?
    • yes, but from QFBA
  18. Do we get ACAMS membership from QFBA?
    • No, we as QFBA only provide training courses/classes for the trainees to prepare them for the exam.
  19. Who can apply for the ACAMS for example individuals, groups or companies?
    • If it is open program anyone can apply for, But if company requested for their employees we can arrange private course.
    • Individuals and Groups also can apply in the open program

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